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The Clinical Laboratory Science Program at ECU consists of two years of pre-professional coursework which includes four semesters of chemistry and three semesters of biology as well as completion of general education requirements. During the sophomore year, students apply to the professional program which begins in the Fall Semester of the junior year.

The CLS program is five semesters in length and includes courses in the four major disciplines within clinical laboratory science - hematology, clinical chemistry, microbiology, and immunohematology. During the senior year, students spend most of their time in a clinical laboratory setting. Additional classes in management, education, research and special topics are taken on campus.

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You are eligible for the MLT to MLS program if you meet ALL the following criteria:

1. Graduate of an associate degree MLT/CLT program accredited by NAACLS.

2. Hold certification as an MLT(ASCP), CLT(NCA), or equivalent.

3. Have 1-year of full-time work experience as an MLT/CLT (or will have at the point of taking the CLSC courses).

4. Have been admitted as a degree seeking student by East Carolina University 

5. Have been admitted to the clinical laboratory science program.  

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Upon completion of the CLS program, which is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS – Rosemont, IL), ECU CLS graduates are awarded a B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science.  They are then eligible to sit for the national certification exam offered by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Successful completion of the exam grants nationally recognized professional credentials as a generalist in medical laboratory science.

Between 2011 and 2014, ECU CLS graduates demonstrated a 100% first-time pass rate on the ASCP certification exam, 100% graduation rate, and 94% graduate placement rate.


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